House Passes Garrett Legislation to Rename Post Office for Fallen Soldier

Jun 18, 2014 Press Release

​WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ) is pleased to announce the passage of H.R. 1458 to rename the United States Post Office building located at 1 Walter Hammond Place in Waldwick, New Jersey, as the "Staff Sergeant Joseph D'Augustine Post Office Building,” in honor of Staff Sergeant Joseph D'Augustine, a Marine that was killed in action in Afghanistan.

“He was faithful to his country; he was faithful to the mission; he was faithful to the Corps, and he was faithful to his fellow Marines.  Joseph D’Augustine is a true American hero,” said Garrett. “He will never be forgotten by his family, friends or the country he fought for.”Staff

Sergeant Joseph D’Augustine was killed in action in the Helmand province of Afghanistan on March 27, 2012.  D’Augustine, a 2001 Waldwick High School graduate, was assigned to the 8th Engineer Support Battalion of the 2nd Marine Logistics Group out of Camp Lejune and was a specialist trained to dismantle bombs and land mines.  D’Augustine was on his fourth tour of duty overseas and his second in Afghanistan.

Staff Sergeant D’Augustine’s numerous awards, including the Bronze Star with Valor, the Purple Heart, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, and the NATO-ISAF Medal, speak to his selfless heroism.

The House passed Rep. Garrett’s bill to rename the Waldwick Post Office
building as the “Staff Sergeant Joseph D'Augustine Post Office Building”
in honor of the fallen Marine.  To watch Rep. Garrett’s speech, click the video above.